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Public engagement event announced on Beeston student scheme plans

Cassidy Group will be revealing its plans for an impressive mixed-use scheme in Beeston town centre, after submitting a planning application earlier this year.

The seven-storey scheme is set to breathe life into the derelict site on Station Road, and boost Beeston’s economy with retail and commercial units as well as state-of-the-art student accommodation.

The public is invited to meet the Cassidy Group team on Thursday 16 June from 3pm to 8pm in the foyer of the Arc Cinema in Beeston, which overlooks the proposed development.

Cassidy Group View of the new scheme from Station Road

Visitors will have the opportunity to view computer generated images of the development, speak to representatives from developer Cassidy Group, DPP planning consultants and the architects Maber. 

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Sam Rose, of Cassidy Group, said: “We are keen to have lots of input from Beeston residents regarding this scheme, as it is designed to benefit the community just as much as it is the students.

“The scheme will free up homes for families to live in and encourage the use of public transport. Beeston has fantastic infrastructure, and the new development is designed to enhance that. We’re excited to see this site, which has sat derelict for so long, finally be the home of something exciting for Beeston.”

The scheme will provide 318 classic studios, 76 classic plus, and 25 premium/accessible studios. The proposed building will, in massing terms, mirror the previously approved scheme in a 2018 planning application for apartments.

The student scheme will rely heavily on Beeston’s extensive public transport network and is within walking distance of the University of Nottingham campus, Beeston train station, and the town’s thriving restaurants and bars. 

There are currently no PBSA (Purpose Built Student Accommodation) buildings in Beeston, meaning that students living in Beeston reside in family homes, converted into flats or houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs).

Sam added: “The Arc Cinema is a great asset to the town and an emblem of the regeneration Beeston centre has undertaken over the past few years. We’re excited to welcome local residents and any other interested parties.”

•  Plans for seven-storey 419 bedroom student block in Beeston

The scheme will be going to planning committee in July. For more information, visit

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